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Fri Nov 11 22:41:40 EST 2011

I have had diabetes and was controlled with metformin. last year I started taking Seasonique and increase A1C could seasonique cause A1C to go up?
Asked By: sassylassy2011  
Category: Type 2

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2011-11-16 20:08:56.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Seasonique is an oral medicine for birth control. It have been shown to help make your periods more regular, decrease blood loss and painful periods (dysmenorrhea), and decrease your risk of ovarian cysts.

This medication may make it harder to control your blood glucose (sugar) levels. Monitor your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor the results and of any symptoms such as increased thirst/urination. Your diabetes medication and/or diet may need to be adjusted.

Learn more about Seasonique!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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